An Absolute Winner: The Mediterranean Diet

Nutrition is important in helping us age well. But what is the best combination of foods for both brain and heart health? There has been some controversy surrounding low fat diets as being important for heart health. The research tells us that fat is important for...

Managing Dementia

Can you live with dementia? Can you manage its effects so that quality of life remains?   In the literature on dementia a new emphasis is beginning to emerge. The emphasis is on¬†living with and managing the effects of dementia.   As the dementia drug trials...
What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy? Why does it work?

What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy? Why does it work?

Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a series of mental exercises that stimulate the brain. Because of the concept of brain plasticity, we know the brain can continue to grow as we age. The key question for many of us is how do we make that happen?   Growing...

Learning Styles – They Don’t Change

As we age, it’s important to keep learning. Lifelong learning is essential for good brain health. That doesn’t necessarily mean staying in school for the rest of your life. But it does mean facing the world with an open attitude, ready to learn and to look...

Brain Challenge – Can You Tell Me How He Did It?

A man has a goat, a wolf and a head of cabbage. He comes to a river and must bring these three things across to the other side. The boat can only take the man plus either the goat, wolf, or cabbage. He can make as many trips as he needs to. There is another problem....

How Does Nutrition Make a Difference?

By James Bender and Jill Stouffer Did you know that your brain weighs in at about 2-4 pounds? Did you know that 25% of everything you eat goes to your brain? As a matter of fact, each heart beat sends 25% of your blood to the brain. That tells us how important the...